Varanasi, the eternal city, is one of the most important pilgrimage sights in India. Positioned along the sacred Ganges river, Varanasi has been the center of learning and civilization for over 2,000 years. This pilgrim is seen arriving the banks of the Ganges where he will perform a sacred bathing ritual. He had been walking for some days to reach his holy destination.
For the pious Hindu, not only is Varanasi one of the most auspicious pilgrimages to make in a life time, but it is also considered an invaluable place to die, ensuring an immediate connection with Moksha, or liberation, somewhat like Heaven